18th October 2019
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Kia ora tātou, and welcome back to Term 4!

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the death of Tracy Blanchard just prior to the start of the term. Our thoughts are with her whānau at this time. There is an article included with this newsletter which gives further details of our school memorial planned for Tuesday 22nd October at 2 pm. Everyone is welcome.

The new term is accompanied by the publication of our fabulous ERO report. This report clearly reflects the progress made by our team at TCAS throughout the last three years. I strongly feel that the school and the community should be proud of this report.  

We worked closely with ERO to co-develop our next steps, which include:
  • better positioning our students to gain agency within their learning
  • further incorporating progress information within our normal internal reviews
  • continuing to strengthen our middle leaders within the teaching team

The strengths of the school were identified by ERO as:
  • our responsive, local curriculum
  • our focus on students managing themselves and their learning
  • the learning information we now collect, use and develop our curriculum from 
  • leadership which is driving improvement and positive outcomes for students

The Board of Trustees have included a commentary with this newsletter and a copy of the confirmed report.

Puraho maku, kei ngaure o mahi!

Kate Staniford



House Meeting

When:Tuesday, 22nd October

YEPT Planting Day - Y7-9

When:Thursday, 24th October

Reminders sent

When:Friday, 25th October

YEPT Planting Day pp

When:Friday, 25th October

Labour Day (no classes)

When:Monday, 28th October

Assembly (Leavers)

When:Tuesday, 29th October

BoT Meeting @ 6.30pm

When:Tuesday, 29th October

Y7-10 Orchestra Workshop

When:Tuesday, 29th October

For Your Information:



Also available to download here: What families/whānau need to know about school/kura donations


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